South American Workshop on Cosmology in the LSST Era

December 17-21, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil



Galaxy surveys are instrumental for the study of the large scale structure of the Universe. These surveys are becoming larger and deeper, producing cosmological (and non-cosmological) results of great importance. The next large survey will be conducted by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will have its first light in 2020. In addition, there are several other projects that will have a significant impact on cosmology planned for the same period, with important synergies with LSST. Therefore it is timely to discuss what can be expected from these projects and how we can be prepared to extract information from the future experiments in an efficient and coordinated way. The aim of the workshop is to attract experts in different areas of observational cosmology to discuss recent challenges in the field coming from on-going and planned projects, as well as to enhance the visibility and participation of the South American community in these projects. The format will be of short talks with time for discussions. Contributed talks will be accepted depending on time availability. We also plan to have a Poster and Early Career Scientist sessions. There is no registration fee.


  • Luiz Nicolaci da Costa (Observatório Nacional & LIneA,Brazil)
  • Jeff Newman (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Jorge Noreña (PUC-Valparaiso, Chile)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP & ICTP-SAIFR & LIneA, Brazil)
  • Domenico Sapone (University of Chile)
  • Michael Strauss (Princeton University, USA)



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Online Registration for contributed talks is closed

Second registration deadline: December 1, 2018

List of Speakers

  • David Alonso (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Tessa Baker (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Dillon Brout (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Chihway Chang (University of Chicago & Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, USA)
  • Cora Dvorkin (Harvard University, USA)
  • Katrin Heitmann (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Elisabeth Krause (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Tom McClintock (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Mariana Penna-Lima (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
  • Jeff Newman (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Ricardo Ogando (Observatório Nacional & LIneA, Brazil)
  • Nelson Padilla (PUC-Santiago, Chile)
  • Miguel Quartin (IF-UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Marko Simonovic (CERN, Switzerland)


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Additional Information

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa.  Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan and USA can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available  here

How to reach the Institute: The workshop will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

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